NOPD investigates body found in Algiers canal

NEW ORLEANS– An investigation is underway after a body was found in the waters of the Algiers Navigational Canal.

The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched on a medical call to 3500 Blythe Street in Algiers.

When fire crews arrived on the scene at 7:47 A.M. the Army Corps of Engineers reported that while opening the channel locks to allow a barge to pass through, they noticed the body of a white male floating in the water.

Firefighters assisted Tug Boat crews with the recovery efforts.

Upon recovery, the Coroner office will work on identifying the body and determine the cause of death.

The incident was turned over to NOPD for further investigation

No additional information is available at this time.

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